Demand for Hawking Thesis Shuts Down Cambridge University Website

When Britain's Cambridge University put physicist Stephen Hawking's 1966 thesis on line for the first time Monday, the university’s website collapsed. Professor Hawking’s "Properties of Expanding Universes" has been the most requested item in the university’s library. To meet the demand, and with Hawking’s encouragement, Cambridge made it available on line. About 60,000 people sought to access it, causing the system to periodically shut down throughout the day Monday. Hawking...

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